Monday, 29 October 2018

Halloween at the Tiger Dartford

Hi folks. Well it is that time of year that gouls and vampires rear their heads again and Simply Retro have come up trumps yet again on the 27th Oct 18 . They dressed up for the night . Tony was a vanpire and Paul was a zombie. A big thanks to Pauls grandaughter Sydnie for doing his great makeup etc. See pics bellow etc.

                 Left. Paul Burns
                 Right. Tony Heasman
        Simply Retro doing their thing.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Hi. Long time since I have been on here. But now I am back to give you all the news and views etc.
Simply Retro classic covers band are urgently seeking a permenant dedicated drummer to play 50s. 60s. & 70s pop music. They play music from the Shadows. Beatles. Elvis. Buddy Holly. Kinks. Stones and more. If you are interested. Please send your details etc to the email address at the bottom of this post.

Friday, 18 August 2017

  Hi folks, Just to say that I have not forgotten about this blog, I have just been so busy that I have not had the time to write anything, So I y
thought I had better put some nice Pics up for you, So here goes !

As you can see They are all of Simply Retro classic cover 50s, 60s & 70s Band

Thursday, 18 May 2017

This is about Bands and Jams etc

 Hi, It is time for me to make an entry, So here goes, I just wish to say a big thank you to all the musicians that I have met at various Jam nights and other occasions , It is amazing who you can meet at a jam ,
                              Andy Clark
                                             This Man has played keyboards in lots of bands including the Rah Band, Also with Jeff Beck, And he played on David Bowies Ahses to ashes, He also had a minor Hit called the Crunch and he appeared on Top of the pops in the 70s, He is a regular of The jam night at The Blackheath wanderers Club in London SE12 .

                              Alex Mckeough
Here is Alex, He has been playing guitar for about a year, He too goes to the jam at the club and we very often throw him in the deep end with songs he does not know, He always seems to get through them though, Good for you Alex, Keep up the good work !

                              Burns Guitars
This pic was taken in my Shed studio, As you can see, The one on the left is my Marquee, The one  the right belongs to our Bass player ( Tony Heasman ) It is a Bison Bass.

                     Some of my Guitars

Here is a small selection from my collection, On the left is my Burns Marquee, Centre is my Fender Stratocaster, On the right is my Rockwood Bass.

                     The Honeycombs
This is the Honeycombs , A band from the 60s , Their song Have I the right , Was a no 1 Hit all over the world, Note the Burns Guitars.

Will Black
This man is a modern day Rock musician, He has a great voice and plays a mean guitar, I recently Won one of his CDs, And I must say it is great !

Simply Retro
This is the band that I play in, It is a classic
50s,60s & 70s Rock & pop band and we have a great sound, Although I have my fingers in other pies, This is my main band that I play in .

Hope you have enjoyed reading this blog, Thank you and please visit us again.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Crisis charity night at the Blackheath Wanderers club 28th Sept 2016

Hi folks, This entry is for Crisis Charity night at the Blackheath Wanderers Club on 28th September 2016

Ian Anderson (above)

As you can see in this picture there was a  lot of great musicians who donated their time and talent to this wonderful event. The night was arranged by Ian Anderson a Actor/ artist / singer who got all the musicians together for this event, He also sold a good few of his CDs for the charity . Here are some of the artists that appeared on the night.

                                          Andy Clarke  a celebrity in his own right, Has played in
                                     The Rah Band, With Jeff Beck, Played on David Bowies
                                       Ashes to Ashes, 1977 had a record on TOTP called
                                          The Crunch. He is still playing gigs at 71 years old.
                                           What a great entertainer he is, And I am proud to
                                            Jam with him on Wednesday nights at the club.

Here are some more pics of musicians who attended and played..........

                                                        Bird Dog (above )

                                                   And Singer and bass player behind him
Above is his Drummer

This guy played with The Sweet in the 70s

And here is the Bass player of his Band

Simply Retro Classic cover Band playing Oh Pretty woman.
Bas playing the Blues Guitar
Terry Miurhead , He was sound
Engineer for Stock Aiken & Waterman,
He now runs the jam night on Wednesdays.

This young Lady & her friend bellow
Played an interesting set as a duo.

Tony Heasman  Bass Player with Simply Retro
Paul Burns Lead guitar/Vocalist with Simply Retro

Dave Bennett Drummer with Simply Retro
and with the Nitromen

We would like to thank everyone involved with this event,
Including Tina & Alex who manned the door and sold Raffle tickets etc and Denise who took lots of pics.
In all it was a great success .
We would like to thank the Blackheath Wanderers Club for the use of their venue.

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Thanks for your support and for reading this blog

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Hi folks, Well since my last entry on this blog, Lots of things have gone on, As you have probably read, Our Drummer Mick has retired and we have a replacement called Dave Bennett, Also , We played at the Kings Arms festival on 20th of August , It was a big success story for us as we played for 1 hour and 10 minutes and it sounded great.

Also we started going to jam nights, I am now one of the musicians who backs other singers etc on a Wednesday night at the Blackheath Wanderers club in Lee SE 12.  Some other Musicians include Andy Clark ( keyboards/vocal)
Terry Miurehead ( Drums ) Ravi ( Bass) and an array of other musicians and singers for the open mic / jam night !

You can read about more Musicians / Bands / Singers / Music and much more on this blog .
Thanks for your support and for reading this blog .